The National Campaign for Forestation and Reforestation for the Season of 2017-2018 was launched on Sunday from Baabda Presidential Palace, in the presence of President of the Republic Michal Aoun, under the patronage of Lebanese First Lady Nadia Shami Aoun.
The campaign is organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, within the framework of the National Program for Forestry known as the “Forty Million Tree” Program, in parallel with a forestation campaign organized by municipalities in eight sites spread across Lebanon.
Attending the launching event, Agriculture Minister Ghazi Zeaiter stressed on “the symbolic importance of launching this national campaign from the Presidential Palace, marking a year since the election of President Aoun, and in conjunction with celebrating the blessed holiday season.”
Zeaiter praised the President’s national stances demonstrated across his mandate period, most recently in the attack against Al-Quds.
Following the capture of the event’s commemorative photographs, President Aoun and First Lady headed to the Palace Garden, where they planted an olive tree as a symbol of peace, love and blessings, signaling the start of the forestation campaign, which will include numerous Lebanese regions.
Source: National News Agency